Apple’s iOS 12 seems in trouble these days. on one hand, we see people discovering security vulnerabilities, such as those allowing bypassing passcode to access phone’s data. Whereas, on the other hand, we see some default iOS features loaded with glitches. Recently, an iOS 12 texting bug has been infuriated numerous users where it reportedly sends users’ messages to the wrong recipients.
Messages Sent To Wrong Contacts Due To The iOS 12 Texting Bug
The problem clearly conflicts with Apple’s privacy paradigm. As noticed by several users, the new iOS has a bug in its iMessage feature that breaches users’ privacy. This iOS 12 texting bug inadvertently causes messages to reach the wrong contacts.
The bug was identified by PiunikaWeb, who made the discovery public in a blog post. As reported, he found several iOS 12 customers complaining about a problem with iMessage across all Apple devices. The bug appears in the newly launched Unified Thread Functionality feature.
Those who have upgraded to iOS 12 may have observed merging of threads from a single contact. Apple has allegedly launched this feature for user convenience as it merges all conversation threads from a single user into one thread. Despite sounding convenient, the problem became a pain the neck for the average iOS user. Due to the vulnerability, iMessage incorrectly merged chats, making users send messages to the wrong recipients.
Several users have flooded social media with such complaints. Some even say that they face troubles when sharing the same Apple ID with their families.
— Noms 2000 (@Noms2000) October 1, 2018
— Joanna Murphy (@jbdmurphy) September 30, 2018
Since upgrading to iOS 12 my iMessages are all messed up. I can’t message between my family because we share the same Apple ID. Fix it @AppleSupport
— Fluffy ?? (@PharmaBlue) September 30, 2018
Fix? Not Yet!
Since the bug, many have turned to Apple Support Forums to share their issues. While one user posted the question regarding the incorrect merging of message threads, 658 others clicked on the “I have this question too” button.
Many are eagerly waiting for a patch
— Shannon Lawrence (@ShannonLawrence) October 1, 2018
Until now, Apple hasn’t released an official statement regarding a fix for this glitch. Nonetheless, the Apple Support handle on Twitter is actively replying to users who tag them while posting their complaints.
You've come to the right place. We're happy to see how we can help. Send us a DM letting us know which iPhone you have. Also, let us know if you share an Apple ID with anyone. https://t.co/GDrqU22YpT
— Apple Support (@AppleSupport) October 2, 2018
While a fix isn’t available, an Apple user shared the reply he got from Apple Support on Twitter.
Apple support has contacted me re this issue, they’ve confirmed this is an intended consequence of ios12, if you’re in the same appleID it doesn’t matter what phone number or email you have assigned in settings, it will combine our messages in an thread
— DomN (@domjnye) October 1, 2018